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Miss America Voting and News from Gatlinburg

There are sorority women competing in the Miss America 2018 contest. You can help make one of them the People’s Choice Candidate. Vote once a day at  www.missamerica.org/vote/. Voting closes on September 5th! For the list of sorority women competing in the … Continue reading

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A Missed Exit, Deep in Thought

Yesterday, on my way home from St. Louis, I did something I haven’t done before on the highway between St. Louis and Nashville, Illinois, where I normally get on Route 127, a two-lane road. I missed the exit. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Thank You Heroes! And Your Chance to be a Hero

Imagine being sent home early from school on Monday. Then imagine leaving home to find shelter from the fires engulfing your town. And then imagine yourself waking on Tuesday to find that you no longer have a home because it … Continue reading

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Gatlinburg on My Mind

Everything I know about Gatlinburg I learned because of Pi Beta Phi. Having the opportunity to visit Arrowmont while serving as a Pi Phi volunteer made the story of the Pi Beta Phi Settlement School come alive to me on my … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Gatlinburg and the Fires

Words escape me this morning. The fires in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains National Park are heavy in my heart. A recent post here highlighted Gatlinburg. Libbie, the Ring Ching Roadshow car, and her driver Daphney made a stop in Gatlinburg. … Continue reading

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The Monmouth Duo of First Ladies and More

I’m on my way out the door without time to write a real post, but there are three things I want to write about. Cyndy Bittinger, the former Executive Director of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, is an expert on Grace … Continue reading

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Steadfastly Love One Another; Friendship’s Chain of Golden Hue Will Link Eternally

My heart breaks for all those whose lives will be forever scarred by the events which occurred at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) on Friday, May 23, 2014. Six young people, four men and two women were murdered. … Continue reading

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Celebrating a Century of Championing Literacy!

Della “Dell” Gillette, was born in Traverse City, Michigan. She studied library science at the University of Illinois and worked as a librarian. In October 1912, Elizabeth Clarke Helmick, Settlement School Committee Chairman, secured her services as a teacher at … Continue reading

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The Elementary School Named for a Women’s Fraternity ΠΒΦ

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is nothing like the small isolated community it was a century ago when Dr. May Lansfield Keller, Grand President of Pi Beta Phi, traveled there to explore sites for … Continue reading

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The Best Thing in Gatlinburg is ARROWMONT!

The best thing in Gatlinburg is off the beaten path, but just by a hundred feet or so.  A sign at the driveway and three kiosks next to the Arrowcraft Shop are about the only glimpses of Arrowmont that one sees from … Continue reading

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